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Between the world and me

by Coates, Ta-Nehisi,

Format: Large Print 2016
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 10 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Large Print Books E185.615.C6335 2016x
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CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books E185.615.C6335 2016x CL15958
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Collection  Large Print Books
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Display E185.615.C6335 2016x
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Large Print Books E185.615.C6335 2016x
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction LP 305.8 COATES
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Large Print Non-Fiction LP 305.8 Coa
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Penn Hills Library Large Print LP COA
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South Fayette Township Library Nonfiction 305.8 COA
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Summary
A #1 New York Times BestsellerA National Book Award FinalistA profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a black father for his son, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In this brief book, which takes the form of a letter to the author's teenage son, Coates, the justly acclaimed author of the family memoir The Beautiful Struggle (2008), comes to grips with what it means to be black in America today. On the basis of his previous writing, Coates is the ideal candidate to even attempt such an ambitious undertaking. He has become an extraordinary essayist; that he succeeds here will rank him securely among his forerunners. The title is from a quotation by Richard Wright; the chief literary influence is James Baldwin; Coates' personal inspiration is Malcolm X; the crucible of the piece is Howard University; and behind it are the writings and attitudes handed down by Coates' father, publisher Paul Coates. Like Baldwin, Coates is both furious and judicious. When he took his son to visit Civil War battlefields, he felt as though he was a nosy accountant conducting an audit and someone was trying to hide the books. In the days after 9/11, Coates could not help seeing the celebrated police as no different from those who had recently killed a Howard classmate. And he desperately wants his son to know (as his father taught him) that American history too often equates with robbery, and its complacent boosters are hypocritical at best. There is awesome beauty in the power of his prose and vital truth on every page.--Levine, Mark Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Coates, a national correspondent at the Atlantic, delivers a mesmerizing, must-listen performance in this audio edition of his powerful meditation on race in America. Framed as a letter to his adolescent son and echoing the work of James Baldwin, the book mixes tales of the author's childhood, and his time at Howard University and in Paris, with reflections on the history of American empire, police violence, education, the destruction of black bodies, and the ongoing racial crisis in the United States. The author's reading is both conversational and compelling. Coates's well-paced narration adds depth to his prose, hooking listeners from the very start and presenting his ideas in a manner that is thoughtful, wise, and full of emotion. Coates is the only person who could have narrated this audiobook-and it should be required listening for all Americans. A Random/Spiegel & Grau hardcover. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
Subjects Race discrimination -- United States.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Public opinion.
Whites -- United States -- Attitudes.
Large type books.
United States -- Race relations.
Publisher Waterville, Maine :2016
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 337 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781410485847
1410485846
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